The Translator as Writer, 7 November 2009

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University of Portsmouth
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Keynote speakers: Neil Bartlett (author, director and translator)
Jody Byrne (author, Technical Translation)

When we think of translation skills we tend to think first of linguistic expertise, then perhaps of subject expertise (e.g. telecommunications, music, medicine, law). It is too often forgotten that central to the translator's skill set is the ability to write. This conference will explore the interfaces between subject expertise, writing and translation. These might include but are not limited to:

Specialised and technical writing and translation
Controlled languages; multilingual document production
Translation, advertising and copywriting
Creative writing and translation
Translation as re-writing
Editing and revision

We welcome contributions from scholars, professionals and trainers. Proposals for practical writing/translation workshops are also very welcome.